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Trying to be hero? Uh-uh.

How do we know that we’re successful in the world? One of the aspects of a patriarchal culture, like the one we live in, is that we’ve all been taught a definition of what success is. We’ve been trained to go for certain markers that demonstrate success – external events, or circumstances that our culture …

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Choose pleasure. (Especially when you don’t feel like it.)

  Picture this. You are in Paris, the City of Light. You have been promising your recently high school graduated daughter that you will bring her to Paris, on the occasion of said graduation. She is so excited that she asks to bring her best pal with her. You agree, thinking of all the fun …

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Overloaded with “shoulds”? This can help.

  Just a few weeks ago, one of my students was asking me how the heck is a gal supposed to stay inside her beautiful, beguiling, creative, endlessly renewing feminine nature, while living in a rip-roaringly masculine, gotta-get-it-done patriarchal world that encourages us to set goals and hit them out of the park, and all …

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